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Two of a Kind (1982)

Nolie has just turned twenty-one but is mentally challenged, and acts more like eight. While claiming that she only wants to help him, his "smother" actually likes things that way. One day ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Young

Writers:

James Sadfield, James Steven Sadwith (as James Sadwith)
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Burns ... Ross 'Boppy' Minor
Robby Benson ... Noel 'Nolie' Minor
Barbara Barrie ... Dottie Minor
Cliff Robertson ... Frank Minor
Frances Lee McCain ... Nurse Mary
Geri Jewell ... Irene
Ronny Cox ... Ted Hahn
Peggy McCay ... Nurse Harris
Justin Lord ... Phelps
Ellen Blake Ellen Blake ... Berta
Aarika Wells ... Angel
Dirk Blocker ... Barry
Karla DeVito ... Barbara
Art LaFleur ... Cook
Michelle Buffone Michelle Buffone ... Nadine
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Storyline

Nolie has just turned twenty-one but is mentally challenged, and acts more like eight. While claiming that she only wants to help him, his "smother" actually likes things that way. One day Nolie visits his beloved grandfather in a rest home and is horrified at how the old man has deteriorated, vegetating in his wheelchair. He realizes that this is partly due to the medication the nurses are giving him. Nolie decides that he must rehabilitate Grandpa himself, since no one else cares. Furthermore, he and Grandpa must keep their project a secret. It's a job for a man, and time for Nolie to become one. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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A grandfather and grandson forge a one-of-a-kind bond with laughter, love, and a little golf.

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

GE Theater: Two of a Kind See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

We'll Win This World
Music by James Di Pasquale
Lyrics by Dory Previn
Sung by David Pomeranz
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Very realistic parents
1 August 2001 | by Cal-16See all my reviews

While it's true that Robby Benson and George Burns did a remarkable job in this movie, Cliff Robertson and Barbara Barrie also deserve much applause. They both demonstrated so well the awkwardness of a father who loves his family but is having a difficult time making that love understood, and a mother who is dealing with a disabled child the best way she knows how but is unwilling to accept his growing independence. Their portrayals are true-to-life. I know. I've been there myself.


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